Is 'Tinker Bell' Star Lauren Mote the New Emma Watson?

Jeanne Sager
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Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy RescueYou don't know Lauren Mote.

But in a few weeks, your kids won't be able to get enough of her.

Or stop wanting to be her. 

Mote is the first human child to make contact with the world of fairies.

Not bad for a 13-year-old Brit best known for doing radio shows and acting in Oliver on London's West End.

And she's so cute, even the adults will forgive her.

Mote is Disney's newest voice talent, pegged to star as Lizzy, the first human being to interact with Tinker Bell in the wildly successful Tinker Bell franchise.

The film spawned out of Disney's Peter Pan has spawned its own fan base and a series of straight-to-DVD follow-ups. That includes Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue, slated for shelves on Tuesday, September 21.

For Mote, it's the big break into films, courtesy of a company she tells The Stir had her a bit starstruck at first.

"I was so happy when I found out I was going to be involved in a Disney film," Mote said of her audition for the voice gig.

"I've always been a fan of Peter Pan," she continued. "I'm so privileged ... especially because she's the first human to talk to the fairies!"

Lauren Mote Tinker BellCoupled with the voice talents of Mae Whitman (as Tinker Bell) and Kristen Chenoweth, Mote's Lizzy is the human on the side of the fairies as Tink is trapped and Vidia and crew move in for a rescue effort.

A company that has long enjoyed success with its straight-to-DVD titles, Disney has got the magic elixir in fairy dust. A compelling story line for Tink fans, they've added a compelling hero to the mix whom girls will identify with in a way that differs in one major way from their favorite Pixie.

Lizzy is just like them.

And that's all thanks to Mote, who is like her character in more than that sparkling voice.

She's a regular girl on the world's greatest adventure.

"I'd love to be an actress if I get a chance," Mote says, "But I've got to have a fallback, and I do have a fallback! I like psychology at the minute, but I don't know if I could do a 9 to 5 desk job. So I'd like to do interior design."

Haven't fallen yet Mom and Dad?

Just wait.

"It's not about how famous you get or how much money you make," Mote says. "It's all about the experience ... and you're never too old for Tinker Bell."

Oh, and did we mention she still makes her own bed?

She's as irresistible as one other British pixie ... will she be standing in line to take Emma Watson's place?

 

Image via Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment


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